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README.md

Image Layer for Blender

I started to develop features for images to create layers 1 in Blender, as in PS and Gimp!! A first implementation was done by KWK (Konrad Kleine) 2 for Gsoc2010.

I have drawn up a roadmap and started raising funds for the development of the Image Layer. The project is divided for a total of 6 phases, where each stage has its budget. Each phase addresses a particular aspect, such as: layer management, operations, etc..

Status Funding

Donors who have contributed to this project are listed here:Funding Bar

Phases

Current Status: WIP Phase 3

Phase 1:

Stage    : Management
Target   : Management and operations common to organize Layer.
Deadline : 15/04/2012
Amount   : 500€
Info     : 
    1) Operations management layer.
        Menu Layer
            |-> Add
                |-> New Layer
                |-> ------------------
                |-> Above active layer
                |-> Below active layer
            |-> Duplicate Layer
            |-> Clear Layer
            |-> Remove Layer
                |-> Layer
                |-> Hidden Layers
            |-> Merge
                |-> Merge Layers
                |-> Merge Visible
                |-> Unique layers
            |-> ------------------
            |-> Select
                |-> Select the previous layer
                |-> Select the next layer
                |-> Select the top layer
                |-> Select the bottom layer
            |-> Order
                |-> Layer to Top
                |-> Raise Layer
                |-> Lower Layer
                |-> Layer to Bottom
                |-> ------------------
                |-> Reverse Layer Order
    2) Insert image as a layer.
    3) Undo & Redo Layer.
    4) Lock Layer.
    5) Reading and saving in files. Blend.
    6) Dashed Border Layer.
    7) Improving and adding some other Blend Mode.

Phase 2:

Stage    : Transform
Target   : Simple operation to change the selected layer.
Deadline : Defined after phase 1
Amount   : 800€
Info     : 
    1) Operations for manipulating layers.
        Menu Layer
            |-> Order ...
            |-> Transform
                |-> Flip Horizontally
                |-> Flip Vertically
                |-> ------------------
                |-> Rotate 90� clockwise
                |-> Rotate 90� counter-clockwise
                |-> Rotate 180�
                |-> Arbitrary Rotation
                |-> ------------------
                |-> Offset
            |-> Scale
                |-> Layer Boundary Size
                |-> Layer to Image Size
                |-> Scale Layer
    2) Begin integration layer with Blender.
    3) Saving an image in a single layer (Save, Save As ..).

Phase 3:

Stage    : Color
Target   : Operation for the color management.
Deadline : Defined after phase 2
Amount   : 1200€
Info     : 
    1) Exposure, Saturation, Hue, Contrast, Color Temperature and Tint, Sharpness.
    2) Add GrayScale for the Color Space.
    3) Integration layer with Blender.

Phase 4:

Stage    : Import & Export
Target   : Import and export in the formats most commonly used layer.
Deadline : Defined after phase 3
Amount   : 2000€
Info     : Import and Export in ora, xcf, ...

Phase 5:

Stage    : Tools
Target   : Paint Tools, Selection Tools, Generic Tools
Deadline : Defined after phase 4
Amount   : 2500€
Info     : 
    1) Paint Tools: Color Picker, Text Tool, Bucket Fill, Shapes.
    2) Selection Tools: Rectangle, Ellipse, Free, Polygonal.
    3) Generic Tools: Griglia, Hand Tool, ...

Phase 6:

Stage    : Brush
Target   : Improvement Brush 
Deadline : Defined after phase 5
Amount   : 3000€
Info     :
    1) Import the improvements made by Jason Wilkins in GSOC 2011.
    2) Add Blend Mode for Brushes.
    3) To be defined yet!

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Contact

Fabio Russo (ruesp83)

License

Image Layer is available under the GNU General Public License, which describes the rights to distribute or change the code. See the COPYING file for more info.

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